Sociopolitical knowing and nurse: reflection


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Healthcare workers have been subjected to poor working situations without coming together and facing that. Thus, this article objectifies to reflect on the implications of the apprehension of the sociopolitical knowing by healthcare workers. Sociopolitical knowing - presented by White (1995) as one of the nursing patterns of knowing - enables to understand the political, social and economical world. It must be used as a liberation instrument once it provides healthcare workers with autonomy, emancipation, governability and empowerment and enables them to carry out beneficial changes in their working conditions which entail the improvement in personal, professional and staff quality of life, personal and professional satisfaction, and consequently improvement in the quality of healthcare delivered to clients and their families.